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Androcur (cyproterone) is an antiandrogen used in a number of conditions, most notably prostate cancer, acne and excessive hair growth. Less commonly it can be used as a component of treating early-onset puberty, hormonal birth control, to control hyper or deviant sexuality, and to help men develop female characteristics.
Unless treating early-onset puberty, this medication should not be used in patients under 18 years old or those who are not yet sexually mature. The medication can significantly interfere with still-developing bodies.
The medication works by blocking androgen receptors in the body while also inhibiting production of androgen hormones in the testes, lowering levels of androgens in the body and restricting use of those that are left. The medication also activates progesterone receptors, which are involved in the menstruation and pregnancy cycles in women.
Androcur for Men
Androcur sees its most use in men, particularly with respect to prostate cancer. Most prostate cancer uses androgens as fuel, allowing the cancer to thrive and grow; Androcur restricts the availability of androgens. Men are usually given Androcur when the cancer is in an advanced stage.
To treat prostate cancer in men with testicles intact:
In men who have had testicles removed:
To alleviate hypersexuality or deviant sexual behaviors:
Treatment in all cases can continue indefinitely, for as long as it provides benefit.
Androcur for Women
In women, the medication is used as part of birth control or hormone replacement therapy. Women of childbearing age who have a uterus and menstruate normally should start treatment on the first day of the cycle (first day of bleeding). Women who have a uterus but don't menstruate can start the medication any time; the day it's started will be counted as the first day of the cycle.
Starting on day 1 of the cycle:
Women who have had a hysterectomy:
Treatment may continue for as long as it's deemed necessary. In women using Androcur as part of hormone replacement therapy, the need to continue therapy should be reassessed every 6 months.
Androcur for Both Genders
Androcur has several uses that apply to both genders; most commonly it's used to control acne or prevent hyperandrogenism, in which there's too much androgen in the body. This can produce a wide range of unpleasant side effects in both genders:
Treatment will depend on how severe the condition is, and also depend on whether the patient is male or female. Note that hyperandrogenism is not the only possible cause for the above symptoms; patients should have it diagnosed before starting treatment. In general, treatment consists of 25 to 50 mg per day, though dosage may be considerably higher.